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Essay Breakdown: Notre Dame University

  • How to Write the University of Notre Dame Application Essays 2017-2018

    The University of Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Indiana, is a private Catholic research university ranked at #15 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best National Universities. Boasting a football team that has accumulated 11 consensus national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, 62 members in the College Football Hall of Fame, and 13 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the nation’s top Italian program, and a world-renowned school of architecture, Notre Dame offers all the benefits of a smaller college experience in the context of a larger research institution.

  • How to Write the Notre Dame Application Essays 2016-2017

    Having risen to prominence with its D1 athletic teams, The University of Notre Dame, a private Catholic research university located in Indiana, is also known for its rigorous academic environment, having produced alumni such as the former president of CBS, the CEO of the Bank of America, and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It is one of a handful of universities to consistently rank in the top 25 for academics and at the top of Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings of the best overall athletics programs.

    Notre Dame is comprised of four colleges: Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and Business. Studying abroad is popular with students, with over half of them studying abroad for at least a semester. The Fighting Irish are also fiercely loyal, boasting a graduation rate among the top five in the country.

    The Notre Dame supplement to the Common Application includes three short prompts, which CollegeVine essay specialists have briefly analyzed below.

  • How to Tackle the Notre Dame Supplement Essays For 2014-15

    Home of the NCAA Division I Fighting Irish, the University of Notre Dame is a popular destination for high school seniors looking to study at a college with exemplary school spirit. But the ~8,300 undergraduate students at Notre Dame have more to be proud of than simply its incredible athletics program. Notre Dame boasts a student/faculty […]